[AWS] Pricing

Here is the summary of AWS Pricing.

Fundamental Drivers of Cost

  • Compute
  • Storage
  • Data Transfer – Outbound
    • Most of the inbound traffic or traffic between AWS services are free.


  • TCO (Total Cost of Ownership)
    • the direct and indirect of cost estimation
    • How much does it cost when you migrate your on-premise data center to AWS?


  • On-demand
  • Reserved instances
  • Spot instances
  • Dedicated hots


  • The number of requests
  • Code execution (compute) time
  • The amount of memory
  • Free tier: 1 million requests per month


  • Storage class
  • Size of stored data
  • Data transfer out of the S3 bucket region
  • Request and data retrieval


  • Running hours
  • Type of database (licensing)
  • Storage
  • Purchase Type: On-demand or Reserved
  • The number of database instances
  • API requests
  • Deployment Type: Single AZ or Multi AZs
  • Outbound data transfer

Using Tags

Using tags with AWS resources is very useful to track cost and usage.

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